Did Christopher Reeve appear in Man of Steel?

There’s a rumor that director Zack Snyder used a shot of iconic former Superman Christopher Reeve and superimposed it over current Superman Henry Cavill‘s face in the new movie, Man of Steel. It only occurs for a split second, but if you check out the image below, you’ll be able to see it clearly. Superman’s head suddenly tilts towards the camera and voila, it appears to be Reeve. Neither Snyder nor anyone connected with the movie has come forward to confirm it, but fans swear that’s what you’re seeing in this clip. If nothing else, it shows how closely Cavill resembles Reeve. What do you think?

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  1. Yvonne • July 4, 2013 @ 1:52 AM


  2. January Les Ley Mason • July 4, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

    This is minor and very hard to detect. I am positive it happened on a greater scale in one ad for television about a year or so ago.
    Nothing was ever said about it, though, to my knowledge.
    This short of thing really should not be acceptable.

  3. Bob • July 4, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

    What can’t they do with technology today…impressive.

    Don’t you find that Henry Cavill looks like Matt Bomer (the actor they are considering for the role of Christian Grey in the movie ’50 Shades of Grey’) except Henry is physically better built. Maybe they should consider Henry for the role of Christian Grey.

  4. Jude • July 4, 2013 @ 11:29 AM

    First, why shouldn’t they put Christopher Reeve’s face in as I’m sure it would be out of respect, a nod to Chris as Superman, and that he is not forgotten.
    Second, Henry Cavill is a great English actor, so I’m interested to see if he can pull off the old American accent, he was in Henry VIII tv series as Henry Boleyn, Anne’s brother and even in hose he was pretty damned cute!

  5. Chris smith • July 4, 2013 @ 2:53 PM

    I think if it’s true, then it’s a fantastic thing to do and a fitting tribute to the late great Christopher Reeve, and as said before, clearly Henry Cavill has a striking resemblance to Reeve as it’s barely recognisable

  6. Slim • July 4, 2013 @ 2:53 PM

    It looks more like a trick of the light.
    The sudden tilt forward is just the loop starting over.
    Zero facts or research obviously went into this article.

  7. Tim • July 4, 2013 @ 3:47 PM

    I’m sure I spotted Reeve in a flying sequence.

  8. Beka • July 4, 2013 @ 10:28 PM

    I think it was Christopher.. the face was much longer than this new superman.

  9. Christine • July 6, 2013 @ 4:29 AM

    I saw it and it completely freaked me out!
    i had goosebumps..amazing!

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